October has arrived and for the whole month, we want you thinking pink! Breast Cancer Awareness month is every October and is aimed at raising awareness of the impact the disease has on thousands of Australian women each day.
This year alone, almost 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with the disease. Tragically, 3,000 women will lose their lives to breast cancer this year.
Breast cancer is the second-highest cancer among Australian women, behind skin cancer. Although survival rates continue to improve, we are still losing far too many women to this disease each year.
There are a few different organisations out there pushing the plight of awareness of this disease. The National Breast Cancer Foundation aims to reach zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
Cancer Council drives the Pink Ribbon campaign and is hoping to raise funds for prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research. Using the month to also tie in awareness for gynaecological cancers, the Cancer Council reports that gynaecological cancer and breast cancer diagnoses together, impact 65 Australian women a day.
The McGrath Foundation focuses on the FREE provision of qualified McGrath Breast Care Nurses, to support women and their families who are diagnosed with the disease. The McGrath Foundation nurses are an essential part of the medical team managing the care of people with breast cancer and have supported over 90,000 families since their inception in 2005. For the month of October, they ask people to ‘Pink Up’ to raise funds for this worthy cause.
Qualitas Health shares this information to help raise awareness, in the hope you spread the word with your mother, sister, aunty, friends and colleagues.
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To find out more about how you can support these charities, visit:
- National Breast Cancer Foundation https://nbcf.org.au/fundraise/breast-cancer-awareness-month/
- Cancer Council https://www.cancer.org.au/pink-ribbon
- The McGrath Foundation https://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/
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